Thomas Sully

Thomas Sully (June 19, 1783 – November 5, 1872) was an American portrait painter. Born in Great Britain, he lived most of his simulation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He painted in the style of Thomas Lawrence. His subjects included national diplomatic leaders such as United States presidents: Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson, Revolutionary War hero General Marquis de Lafayette, and many leading musicians and composers. In adjunct to portraits of rich patrons, he painted landscapes and historical pieces such as the 1819 The Passage of the Delaware. His show was adapted for use on United States coinage.

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